Sunday, 2 June 2019

Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse Review


As soon as the weather starts to get warmer, I long for a tan. However, living in England means that the weather is very unpredictable and so it's very difficult to build up a nice, natural tan. This is why I usually rely on fake tan to give myself a pre-summer glow (and to stop myself from looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost!).

I usually opt for a gradual tanner - mainly because it's less obvious if I make any mistakes but also because I don't like my tan to look unnaturally dark. However, sometimes I wish I had an instant fake tan so I didn't have to plan days in advance to use my gradual tan. Therefore, it was perfect when Bali Body kindly sent me their Self Tanning MousseLuxe Tanning Mitt and Luxe Moisturising Lotion.


Before I even applied the Self Tanning Mousse, I exfoliated my whole body and then moisturised using the Luxe Moisturising Lotion - focusing particularly on my elbows, knees and ankles. This helped to prevent the tanning mousse from sticking to dry patches. The Luxe Moisturising Lotion is grapefruit scented, which smells amazing, and it soaks in to the skin quickly so you don't have to wait around for ages to apply the tanning mousse.

The Self Tanning Mousse went on so smoothly with the Luxe Tanning Mitt - the mitt ensured that the application was streakless and consistent over my whole body. I did attempt to apply the tanning mousse with an old mitt I had lying around but I really noticed the difference when using the mitt from Bali Body. I began applying the tanning mousse at my ankles and worked my way up in long sweeping motions. I used about 2 pumps of the mousse for each leg, so a little goes a long way! For your feet and hands, Bali Body recommend wiping the excess mousse from the mitt over them once you've finished. Usually my feet and hands are the parts that I manage to mess up but, by doing them this way, I managed to achieve a natural look all over. The Self Tanning Mousse didn't take long to dry either - within 20 minutes I could get dressed and I probably could have got dressed sooner but I wanted to be on the safe side!

Bali Body say that you can wash this mousse off after 1 hour if you want a light tan. However, I applied it before I went to bed so I left it on for about 8/9 hours before showering. I was amazed at how tanned I woke up - I looked like I'd gone to Bali for a week! The photos show my tan after just one application; I think that it looks really natural and even. What impressed me even more about the Self Tanning Mousse is that it doesn't have the horrible fake tan smell (which I find unbearable).

The only downside I had with this mousse is that some of it transferred on to my PJ top. However, my back was still tanned so it wasn't like it had rubbed the tan off of my back. In the future, I will apply the Self Tanning Mousse a few hours before showering to avoid this.


As someone who is usually too scared to apply an instant fake tan, I was really impressed by how easy the Self Tanning Mousse was to apply. Also, the Luxe Moisturising Lotion and Luxe Tanning Mitt compliment the mousse so you can achieve perfect glowing skin. I continued to apply the moisturising lotion every day to prolong the life of my tan and the colour lasted around 4 days from my initial application. There were instructions on the packaging of each product, which made it super easy to follow even when you're not a fake tanning expert. I will definitely be using these products throughout summer and for special events. The mousse will also be great for last minute plans because the tan develops within a couple of hours.

*These products were kindly gifted to me by Bali Body, however all views and opinions are my own.
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  1. Love the sound of this! Such a gorgeous colour!

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I was so impressed that it changed that colour after only one application! x

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  2. This product looks really interesting. I've never tried tanning products before cause I have light brown skin, but maybe I'll have to try them out!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

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    1. It was really easy to apply and you can apply as many layers as you want to create a darker tan x

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  3. Oh wow this looks and sounds so good. I think I need to try it!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah definitely! It was so easy to apply and so quick for the tan to develop x

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  4. I've heard great things about Bali Body self tan products, it looks great on your skin!

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. I'm so impressed with this self tan that I don't think I'll use any others from now on! Thank you x

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  5. I'm so scared to try fake tan but I am so pale right now I look ill! I go on holiday soon and don't want to be a bright ghostly beacon on the beach -might give this one a go now!
    Hollie xx
    https://hollieleaf.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha I am the same when I don't have a tan! One application of this will be enough to give you a pre-holiday tan x

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